Bravo Waukegan

Empowering Children Through Music

What We Do

Research confirms that a musical education improves academic success- it literally changes the brain, by enhancing cognitive development. And we know that students who learn music show persistence, motivation, concentration and have the ability to work successfully alone and as a part of a group.

Bravo Waukegan actively supports students of Waukegan public schools by partnering with the fine arts administration to fund opportunities to grow through music. Bravo provides resources for supervised, creative programs that take place in-school, after-school and during the summer.


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Students Impacted
Each Year


In Donated


Underwritten Private
Music Lessons


Students Sponsored in
Afterschool Mariachi

Bravo’s commitment has directly
impacted so many hard-working
and hopeful families who are
dreaming big and looking for ways
to realize them.

-Waukegan Parent

Upcoming Events

Middle School Music Festival

Tuesday May 8 - 6:30pm - Choir performs

Wednesday May 9 - 6:00pm - Band & Orchestra perform with Art Awards ceremony following

Genesee Theatre - 203 N Genesee Street Waukegan, IL

Open to the public

Every year Waukegan's five middle school bands, orchestras and choirs—over 1000 students sharing their musical talent—take stage at the beautiful, historic Genesee Theatre in downtown Waukegan. The Festival is the culmination of a year’s work studying music, practicing and finally performing in front of an audience of 2,000 friends and family. All are welcome to enjoy this two night event!

Please call our office (847) 722-5821 for more information.

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Volunteer with Bravo

Generous supporters and volunteers enable Bravo to make a tremendous difference in the lives of many young Waukegan students. Thank you for supporting our programs financially and with your time. Together we are making a positive impact on the education and learning experience of many young people.


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